Speaking on his radio show Monday afternoon with White House official Sebastian Gorka, Hannity said Shepard Smith was “a friend,” but someone who was no fan of President Donald Trump.
Fox News host Sean Hannity hit Fox News chief anchor and managing editor Shepard Smith this week in response to his criticism of President Trump, calling Smith “so anti-Trump.”
According to Mediaite, Sean Hannity Sebastian Gorka, President Trump’s Deputy consultant, when the discussion switched to CNN’s ratings and the anti-Trump media. Once Fox News was brought up, Sean Hannity mentioned the contrasting views at Fox News to underscore the mainstream media’s irrational prejudice against President Trump.
Hannity continued with his talk of the opposing opinions on shows like Outnumbered, Fox News Specialists, and Special Report, but was also being very specific in mentioning Shepard Smith.
“Shep is a friend, I like him, but he’s so anti-Trump. I mean, he went off on a rant last week. That’s fine,” Sean Hannity stated.
Hannity also said that some hosts on the network “drive [him] nuts,” suggesting that he and Smith are still pals, but who respectfully disagree with each other.
The people have also spoken of their dislike for Shepard Smith
@FoxNews Shep Smith has to go….FAKE news!! Unbelievable Fox would tolerate his garbage…he needs to go to CNN where he belongs!!👎🏼👎🏼
— Granny (@olelady6) July 18, 2017
Shep Smith has finally gone too far. Trump supporters need to flood his twitter and show with as much hate as he gives Trump and us everyday
— marbro (@marbro14) July 18, 2017
Smith, 53, and Hannity, 55, have both been with Fox News since its inception in 1996.
In an interview with Hannity on his primetime Fox News program last week, Trump Jr. lambasted media coverage of his meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and the Russia probe in general.
“I think the mainstream media has done themselves a pretty big disservice by going so far, by going so extreme, by being so sensational. And I think it’s pushing regular people away,” the president’s eldest son said.